Helping Ohio's Military Heroes
By Rep. Marlene Anielski (R-Independence)
 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives recently honored Ohio’s children who have grown up in military families. As part of April being named the “Month of the Military Child,” it showed that the sacrifices our service members make for their country are shared throughout their entire families.


It is important that we recognize all that our military and their families do to keep us safe. A big part of this is helping veterans returning from combat access the benefits that are available to them through the State of Ohio. Sometimes these benefits are underutilized because the veterans do not know what is available or where to look for help.


To assist in this effort, local county veteran service offices (or CVSOs) are able and willing to assist Ohio’s military heroes. They can help veterans register with the VA and even help them identify their veteran status on their driver’s licenses through the BMV. Additionally, they can help military families with direct financial assistance and providing transportation to VA medical appointments for those who need it. Veterans who seek the assistance of veteran service offices historically receive about 40 percent more of their earned benefits.


Another helpful resource for assistance is the Ohio Veterans Bonus, which awards Ohio veterans with bonuses. Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan can receive $100 a month, up to a maximum of $1,000. Veterans who served in other areas of the world during these respective eras are eligible for $50 a month, up to a maximum of $500. Other benefits are available for family members who have endured the death of a loved one who served their country.


More information is available at http://veteransbonus.ohio.gov.


For more information on other benefits you may qualify for see www.OhioVet.gov or call 877-OHIO-VET.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Drug Price Affordability A Top Priority In Ohio House

 
Columbus - 

One of the most complex yet important matters we cover at the state and federal levels of government is health care. The health and wellness of all Ohioans is crucial, but the topic encompasses a wide array of stakeholders—the patients themselves, doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, drug and medical equipment manufacturers, and more. We must take into consideration the perspectives of all interested parties to ensure health care remains affordable and accessible for everyone.



 
 

State Representative Anielski Attends Vision Screening Training

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended a vision screening training program hosted by the Ohio affiliate of Prevent Blindness at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct standardized preschool vision screenings that help detect early vision problems.



 
 

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues

 

During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.



 
 

Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.